American’s Fly into Space from American Soil For the First Time in Nine Years

American’s Fly into Space from American Soil For the First Time in Nine Years

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 53

*American’s fly into space from American soil for the first time in nine years

The SpaceX Demo two mission successfully blasted off from Space Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre at in the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were aboard the Crew Dragon two capsule for the historic Demo-2 mission atop a Falcon 9 rocket which successfully docked with the International Space Station 19 hours after lift-off.


*Astrobiologists put the technology of the new Mars rover to the test

NASA is slated to launch its Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover next month on a mission to search for signs of life on the red planet.


*Japan says farewell to its faithful old H2 rocket

The end of an era as Japan launches a cargo ship carrying four tonnes of supplies for the International Space Station using an H2 rocket for the last time.


*The Science Report

Studies show chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine offer no benefit for patients with COVID-19.

Satellite data shows climate change is turning Antarctica green.

The fastest ever internet data speed from a single optical chip.

Paleontologists discover a new Australian Dinosaur.

Woo-merchants and con-artists capitalizing on COVID-19 fear


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